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    Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to go ahead with work on a 1,100-megawatt nuclear power plant in Karachi with Chinese assistance from the next financial year in an effort to ease energy shortages in the country.

    According to sources, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) will build the power plant named Karachi Coastal Power and costing an estimated $9.5 billion.

    At present, Pakistan has two nuclear power plants – Chashma 1 and 2 – each with a capacity of 320MW and built with Chinese assistance. Work on Chashma 3 and 4 power plants is also under way.

    Officials say of the total cost of Rs950 billion ($9.5 billion) for Karachi Coastal Power, the government is likely to allocate Rs7.5 billion in the budget for the next financial year, beginning July. Apart from this, it is planning to secure Rs65 billion in foreign lending to give a push to the project.

    The government is also in contact with China to purchase two nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 2,000MW, which will be utilised for setting up Karachi Nuclear Power Plant-2 (Kanupp-2) and Kanupp-3 to tackle the energy crisis.

    In case of Kanupp-2 and 3, the Planning Commission had said Chinese company – China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) – may be asked to grant intellectual property rights and suggest steps that could help Pakistan avoid violation of property rights.

    “In case of 1,100MW Karachi Coastal Power, Pakistan will also require intellectual property rights,” an official said.

    China has three state-owned corporations that can own and operate nuclear power plants including CNNC, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Company (CGNPC) and China Power Investment Corporation (CPIC).

    CGNPC operates four nuclear power plants of 3,758MW in China and is also associated with 16 other under-construction projects having capacity of 25,000MW. The company’s main focus has been on three-loop 1,000MW plants.

    In an attempt to increase power generation, Pakistan is turning attention to producing nuclear energy on a relatively bigger scale. According to the Energy Security Action Plan, the share of nuclear power will be increased in electricity production by installing 8,800MW nuclear power plants by 2030.

    Nuclear plants will provide electricity at cheaper rates compared to power produced from thermal sources. At present, the country is experiencing a widening gap between power supply and demand, leading to extensive outages that disrupt life and business and shaves three percentage points off economic growth annually.

    Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2013.

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    The article is a couple of days old but interesting in terms of the nuclear power projects being planned.
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    Re: Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Go Pakistan Go !!!

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    Re: Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Excellent and welcomed news
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    far fetched dream...lets fix the economy first.
    There is no god but oil and dollar is the prophet!

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    Re: Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by somebozo View Post
    far fetched dream...lets fix the economy first.
    Without a source of energy how do you fix the economy? Both go hand in hand with each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix View Post
    Without a source of energy how do you fix the economy? Both go hand in hand with each other.
    Exactly..................
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    so 2000MW for KANNUP 2 & 3, and another 1100MW for Karachi coastal power, so 3000MW in all, may this project not be ignored like kalabagh dam
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    Re: Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by S.Y.A View Post
    so 2000MW for KANNUP 2 & 3, and another 1100MW for Karachi coastal power, so 3000MW in all, may this project not be ignored like kalabagh dam
    but sir this could be the start of something special. We need to explore every avenue

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    Pakistan to start work on Chinese-aided nuclear power plant

    The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission has received the green light to start work on a second nuclear power plant in Karachi with Chinese assistance, according to an authoritative official speaking on condition of anonymity.

    The official said that the federal budget revealed Wednesday has allocated $60 million for acquisition of land for the second Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, known as KANUPP-2, in the vicinity of the existing Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, known as KANUPP-1.

    KANUPP-1, with an installed capacity of 137 megawatts, went into operation in 1970 and is currently operating at less than half its capacity.

    While reports have been cropping up in the international media about KANUPP-2, which is expected to cost $9.6 billion and produce around 1,000 MW, it is the first time that government documents and officials have revealed Chinese involvement in the project.

    China helped Pakistan in the construction of two 300 MW nuclear power plants at Chashma in Punjab province.

    Although the Vienna-based Nuclear Supplier Group has opposed the supply of nuclear power plants to Pakistan by its member China, the latter has maintained that its agreement with Pakistan for cooperation in civil nuclear technology was signed in the 1980s before China joined the NSG.

    The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission has chalked out a plan to install 8,000 MW of nuclear energy by 2025 from the present capacity of approximately 700 MW supplied by the plants in Karachi and Chashma.

    Pakistan to start work on Chinese-aided nuclear power plant | GlobalPost

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    Some other reports have suggested that the groundwork for two more 1000MW NPP's (along the Sindh coastline) is underway.
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    Re: Pakistan to start work on 1100MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Pakistani negotiations with China regarding two additional 1000MW NPP's are likely between CNNC (ACP-1000) and the CNGC (ACPR-1000). Here are some limited specs for the two reactor designs:

    The ACP1000, developed by CNNC, is an 1100 MW(e) three-loop advanced PWR. The reactor core of this advanced light water reactor is composed of 177 advanced fuel assemblies, increasing power while ensuring a sufficient thermal safety margin. Both active and passive safety systems were adopted in the ACP1000 design to perform functions such as emergency core cooling, core residual heat removal, melt core retaining and cooling, and containment heat removal. It also contains enhanced protection for external hazards. It also offers an extended plant design lifetime (60 years) and refueling cycle (18 months) for an improved economic competitiveness.

    The ACPR1000 is an advanced Chinese 1000 MW(e) PWR nuclear reactor developed by CGNPC. This 3-loop PWR, with a generator output of around 1150 MW(e), focuses on safety performance while maintaining consideration for economic efficiency. Enhanced safety features include an extra heat removal system to remove the heat out of the containment through containment spray and to realize in-vessel retention (IVR) of core damage under severe accident by external reactor vessel cooling (ERVC).
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